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Nov 6, 2012 3:00pm PST
where handelsman is standing by. >> good evening from obama and election night head quarters in chicago. there is in way to know at this point whether this will be a another acceptance speech, victory speech bit president, consolation speech or caution to the nation that will have to wait and counting will continue. these candidates have debate pepd gived. given countless speeches. on this final day, they didn't rest. mitt and ann romney voted in belmont, massachusetts. the end of a gruelling campaign with high hopes for a key state. >> yeah, feel great about ohio. thank you. >> he headed off to cleveland for one last effort. >> president obama, who voted two weeks ago, dropped by a volunteer office near his home in chicago. he called swing state wisconsin. >> my name is barack obama, you know, the president. >> the last day of his last campaign. >> i just want to say thank you to the american people. i also want to say to governor romney, congratulations on a spirited campaign. i know that his supporters are just as engaged and just as enthusiastic and working just as hard today. >> vo
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Nov 3, 2012 8:00pm PDT
frustrated with the lack of gasoline and now a storm is in the forecast. >>> also president obama and governor romney are busy campaigning in the swing states just three days before the election. >>> the hockey left out has left businesses scrambling to get creative to make up for the lost revenue. >>> good evening. welcome to the special edition of nbc bay area news. we begin with a change in the forecast. the sunny weather is about to get hot. we'll see when we can expect the heat to hit. hello, rob. >> pretty nice day today. we did see temperatures warm up a few degrees into the mid-70s for most inland today. today's highs include 77 at south san jose. about 76 degrees. things are about to get a lot warmer. high pressure will strengthen as we wrap up the weekend which mean we could get a bit of patchy dense fog. 70s and 80s tomorrow. looks like we have a good shot of seeing some low 80s inland and by monday mid to upper 80s are possible. my advice to you is to not get too used to it because by the end of the seven-day forecast there's a chance of mountain know. we're going to try t
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Nov 4, 2012 8:30pm PST
five states. >> two days before voters go to the polls, governor mitt romney and president obama were fighting for votes in the battleground states. >> florida, in two days, you've got a choice the make. >> the final nbc news poll before the election shows the candidates are in a dead heat. president obama with a 48 to 47% lead. but the president's handling of hurricane sandy has boosted his approval numbers. >> you don't know what crisis the next president will confront. >> in the toss up state of ohio governor romney is six points down, which is forcing him to look to other it is thes like iowa that could prove critical on the electoral map. >> we can do better. a better america. a stronger america is ahead. >> reporter: a day after governor romney stumped in new hampshire. >> our president barack obama. >> reporter: the president was there with former president bill clinton. it's a race so tight that even four electoral votes could be the margin of victory. the nbc poll shows that this is a battle of the sexes. president obama has an eight-point lead among women and governor r
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Nov 11, 2012 8:30pm PST
privacy, and want the same for us and our children.ç >>> president obama observed veterans day at arlington national cemetery. he laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown. he spoke at a ceremony.ç in 1954, congress changed the name to veteran's day to honor all u.s. military personnel. >>> nearly 2000 gathered to mark veterans' day. the veteransp memorial was officially unveiled today. many of the veterans are struggling on bay area streets. a homeless advocate said the need is great. the shelter won't÷ú be open unt does. there will be many struggling to keep warm this weekend. 12% of those served are veterans and that number continues to grow. >> we have a responsibility to them. they gave part of their life, a year, two, three, four, maybe a limb or their sight. what can we give back to them? talk to them. take a moment. >> he said people should take time, not just on veteran day, but any given day, to acknowledge the sacrifices these men and women have made.÷ú >> union reps are back at the table tonight. talks resumed this morning, a full week after the strike begachblt t
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Nov 18, 2012 8:30pm PST
voicing their support for israel. the possibility appears to be growing and president obama defended israel's right to defend itself. nbc's brian moore has the latest.
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
the election map. victory across the battleground states except north carolina. obama backers celebrated his win in swing state virginia. harry reid, whose senate democratic majority got bigger, demanded the majority house republicans cut deals now on taxes and spending. >> american people want us to work together. republicans want us to work together. >> reporter: and house speaker john boehner opened the door to higher taxes. >> good evening, everyone. for the purposes of forging a bipartisan agreement that begins to solve the problem, we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. >> reporter: conceding his loss, mitt romney called for compromise. >> at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: how did the people of america reject romney? one reason is our population has changed. a smaller share of whites voted, down to 72% of the total. more minorities voting, more young people. changes that favor democrats like barack obama. he reached out la
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Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
:00, it is a mad dash to the finish for president obama and governor romney. we will let you know how the candidates are spending the final days before the election. >>> we will have analysis coming up. >>> and the apple new ipad mini is drawing a mini crowd. i'm bob redell. i'll take you live to los gatos coming up. >>> moving to decision 2012. the sprint to the finish. we are looking at the campaign schedules for president obama and governor romney from now until election day. they are making a mad dash seeking swing state votes. we have tracie potts tracking it all from washington. >> reporter: new this morning, the nation's unemployment rate is 7.9%, up slightly from a month ago as expected although 171,000 jobs were created in october, plus 134,000 not originally reported in september. >> this is a great report. >> it is consistent with the consumer confidence numbers. it illustrates the break we have seen. consumers have been saying we have more jobs and we're feeling better. >> reporter: both candidates land in ohio today. so far here is the travel schedule. governor romney vis
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Nov 5, 2012 11:00am PST
push in six swing states. >> in 25 minutes, president obama will be holding a rally in ohio. earlier this morning, he was in madison, wisconsin for another rally telling voters there, quote, it's time to finish what we started. the president will wind up election day eve in iowa. >> and meantime mitt romney is in virginia drumming up support there. he will soon head out to the richest prize, that, of course, being ohio. whoever takes ohio has a better shot to lock up that 270 electoral votes needed to claim the presidency. that is when we find nbc bay area's tracie potts with the latest. >> reporter: pulling out all the stops, governor romney takes aim at president obama this morning. >> you know why he fell short of what he promised. he cared more about a liberal agenda than about repairing the economy. >> reporter: our last nbc "wall street journal" poll gives romney an edge on the economy and with independents. undecided are twice as likely to favor the president. still, mr. obama has a one percentage-point lead one day before the election. it is not just close in swing states. >>
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Nov 8, 2012 11:00am PST
president obama to get back to work. the president has a big-time problem on his hands and it has to do with your money. nbc's tracie potts has the details on the nation's looming fiscal cliff. >> i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. >> reporter: fresh off his election victory, president obama's already been on the phone with top democrats and republicans in congress, urging them to compromise before america falls off the fiscal cliff. what's that? long-term unemployment benefits and the 2% payroll tax cut expiring. a big cut in medicare payments and your taxes going up january 1 if congress doesn't act. plus, another $500 billion in cuts at the pentagon. boeing, the military's second largest supplier, already announced its second round of executive layoffs. >> nobody wants to see this fiscal cliff without a deal because the cuts are severe and the tax increases are severe. and so we've got to find a path forward. >> reporter: on capitol hill, leaders signaled compromise. >> compromise is not
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Nov 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
presidential election. it is official. president barack obama can claim victory in florida. the state finally finished counting all the votes today and declared president obama the winner. florida election officials say the president carried 50% of the vote to mitt romney's 49.1%. a difference of about 74,000 votes. the president, of course, had enough electoral votes to win re-election on tuesday without florida. but moving florida into the blue column now increases the president's electoral vote to 332 compared to romney's 236. president obama's inauguration is two months away now. four years ago, it was the most widely attended ever. this time around, there may not be as many people but some are hoping to still cash in. sue marry stone has the latest. >> exciting. >> amy london plans to respect her one-bedroom apartment just three blocks from the white house for as much as $5,000 during inauguration weekend. >> i happen to share it because i will be somewhere else and still there for the excitement. >> 1.8 million people attended the excitement during the president's historic inauguration
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Nov 17, 2012 5:00pm PST
most. that would be a disastrous consequence for inhabitants. >>> coming up next, president obama is headed overseas. we'll have a preview of his trip and update on the so-called fiscal cliff. >> nbc bay area received help for the food drive from a few stars. one human. one dragon. we'll explain coming up. >>> a south bay teenager, credited with saving her mother's life. and how a sunnyvale girl used something she learned in school to stave her mother's life. >> you are looking at a new man. put it that way. five days ago, i was -- hopelessly sad. wondering how i am going to raise a 17-year-old daughter. on my own. >> emotional, larry dolan couldn't be happier, spending time with his wife and daughter. they had the scare of a lifetime at home in sunnyvale. started screaming for my daughter. >> i heard my dad, call my name. never heard him say my name that loud. sounded like he was having a heart attack. >>> i plugged her nose. made sure she had a clear throat. you know, picked up her head a little bit. leaning back. and lindsay says she took a one hour cpr class at high school two ye
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Oct 31, 2012 11:00pm PDT
hit the surf again. >>> just ahead president obama tours the jersey shore that was devastated by the superstorm. >> everything's ruined. >> and how the recovery is going. and how it's just beginning for many people. >>> billions meant to help tsunami victims in japan. find out how the spending was exposed. >>> the parade might be over. but there's one order of business for barry zito and sergio romo. it happens tomorrow here on nbc bay area. details ahead. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >>> take a look. new video shows three connecticut mansions burning as sandy made landfall on monday night. this video released by the fire department in connecticut. it showed the windy conditions that prevented those firefighters from battling the blaze. first responders evac
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Nov 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
cuts for those make mortgage than $250,000. >> billionaire warren buffett, an obama ally today wrote an editorial in "the new york times," calling for a higher minimum tax for the wealthy. >>> a shake-up in the middle east in politics today as an israeli moderate resigns. israeli defense minister ehud barack abruptly quit politics today, saying he'll only finish out his term. the obama administration had embraced him as a moderate influence on benjamin netanyahu's hard-line policies. meanwhile, a leader of hamas is warning that a fragile ceasefire in gaza could flare back into violence if negotiators don't come to agreement quickly. negotiations have to proceed through egyptian messagers because israel and the united states consider hamas a terrorist organization. >>> still ahead here at 5:00, it's a distinction that universities don't want. the bay area school, though, near the top of this dubious list. >>> and a blockbuster acquisition that never was. google tied to a takeover deal the company is now calling a hoax. >>> and a celebration filled with secret information. how sensitiv
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Nov 17, 2012 5:30pm PST
football. president obama is making an historic trip to asia this weekend. headed to a summit to strengthen relations with america's allies. monday the first sitting u.s. president to visit myanmar. brian moore has the story. >> randy: president obama took off for asia on his first overseas trip since winning re-election. attending a summit in cambodia and stopping in myanmar where he will meet opposition leader and fellow nobel laureate . >> i think we are one step short of an all out ground operation in gaza. >> israel, and deadly attacks on hamas. the president is trying to make peace with congressional republicans at home. they have until december 31st to compromise on tax cuts and spending. or risk taking the nation over the fiscal cliff that could imperil the economy. meanwhile, law makers are waging partisan battles over u.n. ambassador susan wright. whether it makes her unfit to serve as secretary of state. hearings, brought david petraeus out of seclusion. he wasn't talking about the sex scandal that is sending shock waves through the capital. for the president, post ele
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, the presidential campaign has revved up again. mr. obama received a key endorsement today from new york city mayor and independent michael bloomberg. with five days until election day, president obama campaigned across wisconsin, nevada and colorado. mitt romney travelled across virginia today. both sides concentrating on nine swing states which could make the difference. >> the president wants to see four more years, that's his chant. our chant is this, five more days, all right? >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering sure ain't change. giving more power back to the biggest banks isn't change. leaving millions without health insurance isn't change. >> and today's nbc poll, the president leads mitt romney by six points in iowa. the races in wisconsin and new hampshire are much tighter. >>> an effort is underway to establish a reward nund last night's murder of a popular business owner. investigators say robbery was the motive for the deadly shooting of 50-year-old wilbur bartley. he was closing his cell phone store on international boulevard. when poli
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >>> president obama and mitt romney had a private lunch at the white house today. we know what they ate but no specifics about their conversation. the get together marked their first meeting since facing off in the third presidential debate. the menu included turkey chilly and southwestern grilled chicken saeid. the former rivals posed for an official autograph in the oval office. much of the hour long conversation focused on america's leadership in the world. >>> meanwhile, president obama sent vice president biden to do some christmas shopping, sort of. he went to a suburban costco to talk about the fiscal cliff and tax cuts. he took photos with shoppers, chatted up the staff and was followed around the store by a huge crowd. his favorite part, like many of us who go to costco, all those free samples. he did get around to talk tax cuts. >> i think it's important that congress acts now. i mean, right now. all that needs to be done is extend the middle class tax cut. >> he bought cookies, children's books, an apple pie and a 32 inch tv. he declined an offer to buy a set of tires say
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Nov 19, 2012 6:00pm PST
excitement as they watched a live feed of first lady michelle obama awarding their program, youth radio, with one of the nation's top honors, the national arts and humanities youth program award. >> i think it's great that we've been recognized by the first lady and the white house. i'm glad my friend shyra got to accept the award, close friend of mine. yeah, i'm really pumped. >> reporter: oakland high school senior and hip-hop rapper shyra gun and a producer traveled to washington to accept the award. the oakland program was one of a dozen after-school arts programs from across the country recognized. >> i think it's a long time coming, to tell you the truth. i think youth radio has done amazing work for years. and it's great that we're finally getting recognized for the work we do for this community. >> reporter: this 19-year-old says youth radio changed his life, giving him direction and helping him discover his passion. >> it's 7:00 in the morning in fremont, california. and dee is already running late. >> reporter: thanks to youth radio, he's well on his way to launching a career
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Nov 23, 2012 11:00pm PST
first dog, was also on hand. mrs. obama everybody commentings on the wonderful fragrance. it will be set up in the blue room and deck by the volunteers who turn out every year. >>> actually, it's fwlot that back. you would any it's 30 full: >> it's going to be awesome, plenty of sunshine. our seven-day fore >> thavngs, jeff. >> thank you so much for choining us. account dha that in bay stoets start add. okay, here's the plan. you have a plan? first we're gonna check our bags for free, thanks to our explorer card. then, the united club. my mother was so wrong about you. next, we get priority boarding on our flight i booked with miles. all because of the card. and me. okay, what's the plan? plan? mm-hmm. we're on vacation. there is no plan. really? [ male announcer ] the united mileageplus explorer card. the mileage card with special perks on united. get it and you're in. >> announcer: it's "the tonight show with jay leno," featuring rickey minor and "the tonight show" band. tonight, jay welcomes -- from "wreck-it ralph," sarah silverman, cooking with paula deen, the music of lyle love
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
increase in taxes related to president obama's new health care plan. jessica. >> okay. thank you very much, scott. >> well a bombshell today. one of the most highly respected officials in washington. cia director david petraeus, resigning to day, citing infidelity. in a statement he wrote, after being married for over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and leader of an organization. such as ours. now the woman he had an affair with not identified. nbc has confirmed the fbi is looking at e-mails exchanged between petraeus and his biographer, to see if national security was in any way put at risk. president obama did accept petraeus' resignation saying he wishes him and his wife, the very best at this difficult time. that bombshell came as a surprise to many on capitol hill. >> for lack of a better term, petraeus is a legend. one of the few generals in american history to get so much credit for so many things. >> petraeus was appointed to c if a director last year. prior to that commander of
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Nov 29, 2012 11:00am PST
today for a private lunch with president obama. the president making good on an election night promise to talk with the former governor and listen to his ideas on just how to move the country forward. romney is also expected to meet with his former running mate, congressman paul ryan who is working on fiscal cliff negotiations on capitol hill. >>> speaking of that fiscal cliff, both democrats and republicans right now still battling to try and find a compromise. top white house negotiate easy heading to capitol hill today to keep those talks going, trying to avoid that looming deadline. tracie potts has the latest on the fight to keep your tax breaks from vanishing. >> reporter: treasury secretary tim geithner and rob nabors bring the president's deficit-cutting plan to capitol hill today. >> i'm open to a fair and balanced approach to reduce our deficit. >> reporter: republicans want to know if it includes the government spending less money. >> we put revenue on the table as long as it's accompanied by serious cuts. >> reporter: white house leaders are meeting with boehner and
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Nov 24, 2012 11:00pm PST
capital president obama and his daughters were leading by example. >> happy thanksgiving, everybody. >> reporter: thinking small and giving a boost to the small businesses who often get lost in the holiday sales shuffle. >> small businesses are the job creators. two out of every three net new private sector jobs are created by a small business. >> about a third of small business owners say the saturday after thanksgiving is the biggest of their holiday season and that they are thankful for the support of their neighbors. >> willow glen is a very tight community, and we support each other. >> the local guy is -- he's the backbone of america. that's the foundation. it's what america's all about. entrepreneurship. >> great thursday appears to have stolen some of black friday's thunder. retail shopping tracking company shopper track says consumers spent $11.2 billion at retail stores on friday, which is down 1.8% from last year. the company says stores opening their doors on thanksgiving day led to fewer shoppers in stores on friday. >>> well, it looks like a scene out of a movie. comin
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Nov 19, 2012 11:00am PST
, president obama is making history today becoming the first commander in chief visiting myanmar. for decades, it was ruled by a military hunta, but as chuck todd reports, the president met with the new prime minister and long time democracy activist. >> reporter: the president wrapped up an historic visits here. 20 hours on the ground in myanmar. the first president to visit this president. he is now in cambodia. he was here and greeted by throngs of people. the president used his time here to try to motivate the current president to continue the reforms. he was sure to spotlight aung san suu kyi. he visited her house and this house is where she was under house arrest for years. the two of them made brief remarks and the president was off to yanggong university. he talked about why it was time for a u.s. president to visit myanmar. to open the door of joining myanmar community. he presented challenges for myanmar. he used stories of the american story and evolution of american democracy as evolution. >> the road ahead is marked by huge challenges. there will be those who resist the f
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Nov 10, 2012 11:00pm PST
complained to the fbi and that's how the investigation started. >>> it is official. president obama can claim victory in florida. the state finished counting the votes yesterday. they say the president won by 74,000 votes, less than 1%. >>> still to come, an age-old question, are there ghosts out there? we followed two bay area research teams. >>> another cold night, freezing temperatures in some areas. how long will they last? plus weather and sports coming up. >>> welcome back to nbc bay area. busy day for sports in the bay area. let's get straight to the action with some college football. who else the cal bears taking on oregon. third quarter, bears trail by a touch down. allen is intercepted by campbell. the next play, marcus finds josh for a 35-yard strike. he got three touchdowns. six were thrown today. they never look back and win 59-17. >>> stanford hosting oregon state. 23-14 in this one at this point. seconds left in the third. kevin hogan in his first start. stephane taylor and he's not going to stop. this arm keeps going. 40-yard touchdown. stanford within two. fourth quarte
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Nov 26, 2012 11:00pm PST
initially described the event as a spontaneous fact. rice is considered president obama's first choice for secretary of state when hillary clinton steps down in january. >>> it is tuesday morning in cairo. a little after 9:00 a.m. but overnight, we saw more skirmishes between demonstrators and riot police. a handful of protesters threw rocks. and police fired back with tear gas. the protesters have gathered in tahrir square for a massive protest later today against president mohamed morsi's constitutional decree. the decree grants morsi sweeping, new powers. >>> six killed in oakland during the thanksgiving holiday, from wednesday through just yesterday. oakland surpassed the 2011 homicide total on friday. new at 11:00 tonight, stephanie reports that it could be far worse. >> actions speak louder than words. >> reporter: his audience tonight, new parolees at a hayward halfway house. kevin grant connects with them because he used to be one of them. in and out of prison, like the college friends he grew up with in oakland. but kevin grant wants to rewrite that story. he left his last pri
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Nov 29, 2012 11:00pm PST
style." he's going to do the dance for president obama and everybody else. >>> reminder, storm coverage continues starting at 4:30 in the morning. we'll have the latest traffic and weather trouble spots. and on nbcbayarea.com, as well. thanks for joining us. stay safe, driving tomorrow. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >> announcer: it's "the tonight show with jay leno," featuring rickey minor and "the tonight show" band. tonight, jay welcomes -- newt gingrich. from "lizard lick towing," repo man, ron shirley. the music of grouplove. and jay looks at "what's trendingomorrow." and now, jay leno! [ cheers and applause ] captions paid for by nbc-universal t
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Nov 16, 2012 11:00am PST
. >> king also adds there is question right now whether the obama administration changed the initial talking points about what was said publicly about the deadly attacks. >>> another bay area tech company began selling shares for the first time this morning. ruckus wireless ipo last night and scott mcgrew said the stock quickly sank. >> it certainly started well. here is video from 6:30 our time and they ring the opening bell on the opening stock exchange. the morning after they plummet $15 a share. now, the shares didn't start trading right away. it always takes some time for those first trades. when they did, it was less bell and more crickets as the price fell below the ipo price of $14 and change. that's the bad news. critics were quick to say perhaps the company should not have ipo'd with the concerns of the fiscal cliff. the first sale of stock happened last night when the investors paid ruckus the full $15 a share. that money that selena lo's company keeps every time after the stock trades on the new york stock exchange. that's a transaction between private individuals. ruckus
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Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
bush and obama tax cuts will expire.ç democrats and republicans are talking about it. >> to get a responsible and balanced solution on the fiscal cliff. >> and i won't be solved simply by raisingç taxes or taking a plunge off the fiscal cliff. >> the question is can they come together and solve it. gridlock will lead america right back to recession.ç >> if they do, tax rates go back up, employees on the payroll and all the brackets in the tax cut plan, that's going to suck over $300 billionç out of the econo next year. >> the money can knock down the national debt, but it can knock the u.s. off the road to recovery. the president andç members of congress have less than two months. >> making for a rough ride for investors. >> now, experts also say that democrats and republicans are both motivated to make a deal.ç and that's because near party wants to be blamed for a crisis. reporting live in san francisco, nbc bay area news. >> changes already in the works after theç passage of propositn 30 to see if a system will send refund checks to students. proposition 30ç raise
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
obama won california by 20 points, he carried latinos by 45 points, asian americans by 58 points, african-americans by 93 points. these huge numbers point to incredible landslides, much more, by the way, much more here than the advantage nationally among the same groups. >> now mitt romney, you say, did well with whites but the problem is there's not as many? >> yeah, well, romney did carry whites. that was much less than his national advantage up 20 points. most significantly in california white voters are quickly losing their majority as voters. take a look at the california electorate today compared with just 18 short years ago. who are the voters in california? look, you see whites losing their percentages, 73% to 60%. latinos gaining. one out of four asian americans doubling their population as voters. african-americans stayed the same. you put it together and we find growing numbers of minorities with one-sided support and who is that for? it's for the democrats. >> and what do you anticipate for the future? is that something that will stay that way? >> well, few things are
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Nov 16, 2012 6:00pm PST
days after the attack on september 11th to protect president obama's re-election campaign. she said the attack was sparked by a spontaneous antiamerican demonstration. democrats came to her defense. she said those were the unclassified talking points given to her by the cia. the fact that it was a terrorist attack was still classified and secret. >>> two workers are missing after an oil rig fire in the gulf of mexico. the fire sent 11 people to the hospital. the rig is owned by black elk energy, an independent oil and gas company haeadquartered in houston. it was using a blowtorch to cut an oil line. the explosion in 2010 that happened, this rig was not producing oil so it wasn't producing a leak. jessica, raj. >> thank you very much, janelle. >>> well, a brazen flight under the golden gate bridge. in a joint investigation by nbc bay area and knbc, we bring you video of that flight and what it might say about the california national guard. >> but the real tension comes from inside the guard where members are fed up and are now speaking out. yesterday we exposed allegations of racism
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm PST
began today. republicans fired up over how the obama administration handled the tragedy by first reporting it was sparked by anti-american protests. former cia director david petraeus will testify behind closed doors. he went to benghazi to a investigate and both parties are hopeful he can clear up who knew what and when. meanwhile, petraeus made a first public remark since resigning last friday. he told a tv reporter he did not share any classified documents with paula broadwell. but officials found classified information on her home computer. classified, but not highly classifi classified. the fbi is investigating how she got them and if there's any wrongdoing. >>> guilty and ordered to pay more than two years after the worst oil spill in u.s. history. the largest criminal settlement in history announced today. bp pleaded guilty to 14 felony counts, including misconduct and neglect and is fined $4.5 billion. the fiery explosion of the deep water horizon in the gulf of mexico killed 11 crew members and caused crude oil to gush out of the well for months. shutting down commercial
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
more. >>> president obama wants to nominate un ambassador susan rice for secretary of state. that's the takeaway from a highly anticipated meeting between rice and john mccain and lind sai gram. they're concerned the stanford grad misled the country. the white house says rice was not responsible for the talking points she used on the sunday news shows following the attack. the focus on her is all about washington politics. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get, concerning evidence that was overwhelming leading up to the attack. people are more interested in talking points for a sunday show several months ago than they are finding out what happened in benghazi. >> once again, ambassador rice is considered as a possible contender for secretary of state, a position that would require senate confirmation. >>> two senate republicans have proposed their version of the dream act bill, called the achieve act. like the original dream act, this would provide thousands of young imglants with the chance for legal status in the united sta
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00am PST
united states of america. >> so the day is here. obama or romney. voters are getting to make their choice and deciding the fate of the country and state and area as you head out on this election day. >> the presidential and vice presidential candidates were casting their ballots this morning, except for president obama. he voted early a couple of weeks ago on october 25th. nbc bay area leann grey has latest. >> reporter: long lines at polling stations in battle ground states in ohio and virginia and north carolina and florida and colorado and nevada. also in hurricane-damaged areas without power, balloted are cast in tents. after a year of campaigning, canndidates voted today. romney voted in massachusetts. vice president joe biden waited at his polling station in delaware. president obama, now back in chicago, held his final campaign rally in iowa on monday night. he won't be voting today. he joined the more than 30 million people nationwide who voted early in 34 states and the district of columbia. votes that were not allowed to be counted until today. but it is the last-minute undecide
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >> forward with four more years. president obama re-elected to a second term, clinching ohio to get the electoral votes needed to defeat mitt romney. good evening, everyone. >> it is the pivotal night in america. and a crucial night here in california. the presidential race is over but many races here in the bay area are still in play at this late hour. on the bottom of your screen, you'll notice a ticker, an nbc ticker, with all the current local results. >> we have team live coverage for you on the presidential race and the other issues on the ballots. jean elle with a who's who in san francisco. david trujillo is in san jose. and sam brock is here to sort through the facts with us. >> let's start with jean elle with the celebration in san francisco, with a lot of supporters. >> reporter: this is a party for senator dianne feinstein. she won re-election tonight. but many supporters had tv screens on. and every time there was good news about president obama, they would cheer, applauding what was happening on the other side of the nation. senator feinstein says her victory is import
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Nov 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
heat for his praise of president obama. how chris christie is responding to those critics. >>> the tesla electric car gets its first major honor from a magazine. we'll take a look coming up in business news. >>> now to decision 2012, back on the campaign trail, president obama visits wisconsin, nevada and colorado today. governor romney spending all day in virginia with a toned-down message after the storm. we get the latest now this morning from nbc's tracie potts in washington. >> reporter: president obama is back on the campaign trail today. new nbc polls show him ahead by six in iowa. but this week, he focused on new jersey. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape or bureaucracy. >> reporter: touring storm damage with republican rival governor chris christie. >> can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state. some folks will criticize me for complimenting him. i speak the truth. >> reporter: analysts say the president is picking up political points. >> the message that christie is sending voters is that obama is doing a good job. that he
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
romney in etna. >> i'm counting on you. >> president obama in hilliard, caking credit for the auto bailout. >> in toledo, where chrysler is add mortgage than a thousand new jobs on a second shift, not in china, right here in ohio. >> reporter: it paid off for him, a two-point lead in ohio polls. >> this morning we learned the companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: it's the last jobs report before the vote. 7.9% unemployment, slightly worse. 171,000 new jobs, better than expected, but not great. >> 300,000 really is where we want to be relative to where we were last spring. this is much better. >> reporter: the president went to springfield, ohio, ticking off more than he says is better. >> housing starts are on the rise. we're less depend on foreign oil than any time in the last 20 years. >> reporter: on his way to ohio, romney stopped in wisconsin where he is polling five points behind. >> can obama promise to do so very much, but he has fallen so very short. >> reporter: he pledged unemployment down to 5% by now. >> today w
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
house with ceos. they met with president obama to discuss the fiscal cliff. the president is putting pressure on republicans to keep middle class americans from falling off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. but republicans are resisting any move that could end up raising taxes on the rich. we have the latest from washington. >> reporter: he says he wants a deal soon to cut spending but president obama is demanding republicans vote now to prevent the worst fall off the fiscal cliff, tax hikes on 98% of americans. >> the first job is to make sure tax on middle class families don't go up and since we all agree on this we should get that done. >> reporter: house democrats agree. >> if we can get a few house republicans to agree, as well, i will sign this bill. >> reporter: republican tom cole got on board. >> we all agree that we are not going to raise taxes on people that make less than $250,000. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner says no. once tax breaks get blocked democrats can go home for the holidays and on january 1 tax rates rise automatically for the top 2%. worried
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Nov 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
, voted about two hours ago. ten people handed in their ballots. and president obama and mitt romney split the votes. the first ever tie in dixville notch. many more ballots will be cast tomorrow. nbc's steve handelsman is live in cincinnati, ohio, to show us the last day of the presidential campaigns. and they were doozies. >> reporter: jessica, thanks. dixville notch in a battleground state in a tie. that tells you a lot about the 2012 election. good evening from cincinnati. this state, ohio, could be the state that decides the ection tomorrow or whenever it's decided. and that means today the voters of ohio got the most attention. mitt romney's final ohio rally filled a hangar in columbus with 10,000 screaming supporters. >> now let's make sure that everyone we know gets out to vote on tuesday. >> reporter: earlier, introduced by bruce springsteen and jay-z. >> hello, ohio! are you fired up? >> reporter: president obama held his final ohio event in columbus. an estimated 15,000 supporters and a pitch aimed at ohio. >> i'm proud we saved the auto industry. but i'm even prouder that we're
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Nov 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
, president obama and governor romney are campaigning day and night's flying battleground state to battleground state, trying to win over undecided voters. >>> plus, how hurricane sandy is playing a role as well. >>> and how businesses in south bay are trying to get creative without the regular hockey crow crowd. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening, i'm diane dwyer, thank you for joining us, it has been a week since hurricane sandy hit the east coast, many are without power, and recovery is still slow. nbc's jay gray has more on how neighbors are helping neighbors. >> reporter: the clean up has come from some who suffered the most. >> everybody is looking after everybody else, helping each other. >> reporter: survivors, coming together in the wake of sandy. >> this is a disaster that has touched home for us. it is our job to go out here with the people. >> reporter: making meals. >> reporter: and volunteer doctors taking care of those who have no place to go. >> i think that they made the right decision. >> reporter: she was supposed to compete in the new york city m
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00am PST
reviewing other options to replace loui at a meeting this tuesday. >>> at 11:00, president obama addressing the nation stepping to the mic. he's talking about how congress will solve this possible fiscal cliff this nation faces. >>> and good morning. i'm bob riddell. we're 2:00 away from testing the laws of aerodynamics 30 feet above mccovey cove. will it happen? could it? find outcoming up. >>> and we continue to cover that growing controversy over navy seals and video games. that's ahead in business news. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr include
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
have saved her life. president obama fired up after one of his own comes under fire. >>> the california national guard has long history of helping the state and nation during tough times. >> but a joint investigation by nbc bay area and our sister station knbc in los angeles uncovers a disturbing hidden culture in the guard, some say sexual assault and racism go unchecked. here's our investigation. tony, serious claims here. >>> raj, yes, we spoke with two dozen men and women from the california national guard who call the culture inside toxic. and now they want to expose what they say is the truth. i want it to stop. >> reporter: she's a master sergeant serving in the guard for a dozen years. >> i don't understand. i had faith in this organization. >> reporter: and she's a staff sergeant serving in the military for two decades. they are part of the 23,000 men and women serving the california national guard, where its integrity first and service before self and some of the members who say for years they have witnessed sexual harassment and racism and retaliation. >> is that p
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Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
not as intense as it's been in the past. >> i'm tired of obama and mitt romney. >> that is why you are crying? oh. >> most people are not crying about it, but they are feel ago considerable amount of fatigue over the election season. >> we are starting to get the sense it's too much and we are starting to get tired of hearing about it. >> she is an official member of the broadcast arts at san francisco state university. not only can the shear number of ads wear people down but the tone is worse. >> the negative ads that turns me off, if i see one, i think i will vote for the other candidate. >> i think they are now indicatindicat catering to another element that is not good. >> the realty is that the bay area media market, less money has been spent here for the fourth quarter this year than was spent in the fourth quarters of 2010 and 2008. most people we talked to, that is little comfort. >> some of them get my blood pressure up, that is for sure. if i lived in ohio, i could be getting upset. >> it may be a better idea to spend the final hours to inform yourself. >> try to underst
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >>> president obama and u.s. lawmakers are no closer to avoiding the fiscal cliff, according to house speaker john boehner. each party blame the other for failing to outline considerable spending cuts. president obama sent vice president joe biden out today to do some holiday shopping and highlight the spors of renewing middle class tax cuts so families can feel more secure. biden went to a washington area costco and chatted it up with staff and was followed around the store by a huge crowd, as you can see. his favorite part like many who go to costco, try out the free samples. he spoke about the importance of renewing the tax cuts. >> so i think it is important that coming act now. i mean, right now. all it has to do is take a single vote to extend the middle class tax cuts. >> reporter: biden bought cookies, children's books and apple pie, and a 32-inch flat screen tv. he decline an offer to buy a set of tires saying i don't drive anymore. envelop the president had a notable lunch guest at the white house today. his former rival, mitt romney. the get-together mark their first meeting since
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Nov 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
63% of california voters do support prop 36. >>> well, president obama right now is holding his final campaign event in des moines, iowa ending in the state that gave him the first major victory four years ago. today's punishing schedule covered 1,000 miles from wisconsin to ohio. while he may be the president, he's traveling with the boss, rocker bruce springsteen is singing at the rallies. jay-z and the president and president clinton are on board encouraging voters to get out to the polls tomorrow. gop rival mitt romney is focussed on the swing states as well starting in florida and then moving to virginia. his schedule, a blur since saturday he's held 13 events in seven up battleground states with a message of bipartisanship vowing to break gridlock in washington. >> i'll endeavor to find good democrats and republicans who care more about the country than they do about politics. >> we have come too far to turn back now. we've come too far to let our hearts grow faint. now is the time to keep pushing forward. >> president obama made another call to new jersey governor chris christi
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Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
out. >> and president obama gets a big endorsement ahead of next week's presidential election. >>> i'm janelle wang. more charges filed in the penn state sex abuse case and it reaches the university's top official and super storm sandy leaves behind a path of destruction. today's heartbreaking discovery in the rubble. "world tonight" is next. good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >> hurricane sandy may be gone, but the misery and desperation continues to grow. >> nbc bay area's janelle wang has the latest in our world tonight. >> jessica and raj, today in the rubble crews found the bodies of two young boys ages 2 and 4 who were ripped from their mother's arms on monday. she was driving her kids to a jelte or staten island when a surge of water ove
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Nov 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
last friday. president obama talked about his birthplace in a speech to the united statesed last month. and stevens is seen standing in front of the foothills. >> i didn't know much. he told the union the family chose this as the final resting place because i think he felt a bond, an identity. and really appreciated the history and had ancestors as part of the community. >> my only thought is that they brought him home. >> she has begun studying the stevens families roots, tracing back to his grandfather, a local teacher and to those who came to work in the gold mine. >> i think so, yes. >> even though the family later moved. he often returned to visit his grps here in the valley. see you soon. at 52 years old. chris stevens had learned languages and travelled the world. he said this is where we always planned one day to return. >> still ahead, more fallout for the socialidentity involved in the david petraeus scandal. the honor that's now been taken away from her. >> and liking facebook. new optimism for the social network stock. >> i'm scott budman at paypal headquarters. the n
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Nov 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
holiday tree. the frazier fir is from a farm in north carolina. first lady michelle obama with daughters accepted the tree officially. bo, the first dog, was also on hand. mrs. obama even commented on the wonderful fragrance of the frazier fir. it will be decorated by volunteers who turn out every year. >>> we're continuing to follow the story two killed two women on highway 101. we'll have the latest on the investigation tonight. and that's going to do it for us. thanks for joining us. and we'll be back here at 11:00. have a great night. [captioning made possible by warner bros. domestic television distribution] >> "extra, extra." >> now on "extra." >> thanksgiving brawl at halle berry's, the first video of hal >> thanksgiving brawl at halle berry's, the first video of hal halle after the
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Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >>> laying down the gauntlet. if president obama wants to nominate susan rice as the next secretary of state, several key senators say they will block her. that's the takeaway from a highly anticipated meeting between rice and senate republicans, john mccain and lindsey graham. they're concerned miss rice misled the country concerning attacks on benghazi that left four people dead. the white house says ms. rice was not responsible for the news points she used on the sunday talk shows following that attack. >>> the disastrous apple maps is now out of a job. richard williamson was fired today. the map app has been blasted for being unreliable and lacking public transit directions. it replaced the original google maps in the newest versions of apple's operating system. just last month, the head of apple's mobile software development group was asked to resign after refusing to sign a letter apologizing for the app's flaws. >>> the amgen bike race is upside down. it will start in southern california and end in the bay area. the 750 mile tour begins in escondido on may 12th. ends eight da
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Nov 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
. president obama can claim victory in florida. the state finally finished counting all the votes today. florida election officials say the president carried 50% of the vote to mitt romney's 49.1%. a difference of about 74,000 votes. the president had enough electoral votes to win re-election on tuesday without florida, moving florida into the blue column now increases the president's electoral vote total to 332 compared to romney's 206. >>> it's been nearly two weeks since hurricane sandy hit the east coast. and some suburban new york homes are still without power tonight. and people there are getting more and more frustrated. [ honking ] >> dozens of people protested outsidet headquarters of the long island power authority today. right now nearly 140,000 homes and businesses still do not have electricity. new york governor andrew cuomo visited a neighborhood in queens today that's still in the dark. there is word tonight that crews hope to restore power to 99% of the homes by tuesday. the governor acknowledged that's not good enough. >> i think all the utility companies failed in seve
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Nov 19, 2012 11:00pm PST
president obama's deferred action plan in october, hoping to work illegally. in a statement, i.c.s. says it has immigration enforcement that prioritizes the removal of criminal aliens, recent border crossers and egregious immigration law violators such as those who have been previously removed from the united states, making ruiz a priority. now, ruiz does have a finger print appointment on november 27th related to his deferred action application. his attorney is hoping he will be allowed to attend. >> we'll have to keep an eye on this one. thank you, jean. >>> artist and teacher but not a terrorist. the man whose watch triggered a bomb scare at the oakland airport will not face charges. tsa stopped jeffrey mcgann when he went through security. tsa agents said he was carrying a suspicious device. his attorney says it was a big misunderstanding. his client is known to be eccentric. and the watch is a piece of art. alameda authorities did not press charges. >>> the 49ers beat the bears 32-7. fans will not be celebrating. san francisco police cracking down on drunk driving across the city. a
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Nov 21, 2012 5:00pm PST
the counter like condoms. >>> the turkey saved by president obama, next. >>> there is a lot happening on this thanksgiving eve. let's bring in jessica aguirre from the newsroom. tell us what is happening at 6:00. >> next on "nightly news," we'll have team coverage on the breakthrough in israel. learn how the ceasefire finally came about and get insight into how long it may actually last. >>> then new at 6:00, thousands of bay area families are getting ready to fly tonight. we tell you which airport will get you where you want to go without that headache of a delay. those stories and a fascinating story about just how young you are when you first begin to yawn. very curious. see you at 6:00. >> thanks, jessica. >>> two turkeys duked it out on facebook. the winner got the title of national thanksgiving turkey. for the first time the public got a say in which turkey goes to the white house. cobbler, who craves cranberries, or gobbler who craves corn. each had a mini bio. the bird who got the most likes was named the national white house turkey. and the winner, drum roll please
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